Women and their partners are being inspired to take an active role during pregnancy and birth

A three part training to prepare together for the upcoming birth.

Part 1: Attendance recommended from 12 weeks on

  • Grounding and strengthening exercises to empower the mother to find the trust in her ability to give birth
  • Learning to connect with both body and breath, this will help you in dealing with your feelings during labour and birth.
  • Learning to trust each other’s strength, ability and skill will help you both to let go of control and fear. This will inspire fathers/partners to maximize their involvement during pregnancy and labour.

Part 2: Attendance recommended from 14 weeks on

  • Exercises to develop fitness, better posture and therefore optimal positioning of the baby for birth
  • Includes practical work on positions, partner participation and massage.
  • Prevention and relieving of back pain, pelvic instability, sciatica or minor ailments as heartburn, oedema, hard belly.
  • Breathing awareness, expression through sound and deep relaxation for use in labour.

Part 3: Attendance recommended between 32 and 40 weeks

  • Learn a range of practical ways to assist during birth, including natural upright positions, natural forms of pain relief, relaxation and ways to stimulate an overdue or slow labour.
  • Learn how to minimize the risk of a long, difficult or complicated labour, episiotomy or tearing.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions, understand medical interventions and medication.
  • Learn how to create a calm and reassuring atmosphere during labour, whether you are having a natural active birth in hospital or at home, planning to use a water pool or considering an epidural.

Dates partner training 2020-2021

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
26 February 2021 12 March 2021 23 April 2021
2 April 2021 7 May 2021 4 June 2021
28 May 2021 18 June 2021 16 July 2021
2 July 2021 20 August 2021 10 September 2021
17 September 2021 8 October 2021 5 november 2021
Saturday 30 October 2021 3 December 2021 7 January 2022
10 December 2021 21 January 2022 4 February 2022

The workshops do not need to be followed in this particular sequence. You can choose the dates as you like, or book private sessions.
Join Part 1 and 2 as early in your pregnancy as is possible and Part 3 as you approach 32weeks +


‘The Breathing Space’
Van Kinsbergenstraat 50 HS
1057 PS Amsterdam



Friday 19.45-22.15 hour
(the door opens at 19.30 hour)



Three-part training € 245,- (one payment)
Single training: € 90,- (one, two or three payments)
Cancellation Charge: €35,- ( see Terms & Conditions)
Private sessions : € 190,- ( 2 hours, 2 persons)

This training is taught in English. A Dutch explanation is available upon request

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